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Chanukah: General Washington Celebrates Chanukah

December 23, 2005 – 8:53 pm | 2 Comments | 2,791 views
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 General Washington Celebrates Chanukah

The winter of 1777 was harsh, almost unbearable. The soldiers stationed in Valley Forge had no inkling of why they were there. In their midst was a lone Jewish soldier and it was the first night of Chanukah.

Chanukah: Menorah on Masada

December 23, 2005 – 6:01 pm | 2,466 views
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Mass Suicide
When you climb to the top and hike to the back you will discover a giant Chanukah Menorah on Masada and you have to wonder why. What is the connection between the story of Chanukah and the fortress of Massada? To answer this question we must go back to …

Chanukah: A Basic Overview

November 4, 2005 – 8:40 pm | 2,210 views
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The Chanukah Story
In the year 3616 (around 140 BCE) Syrian Greek King Antiochus Epipanes engaged the Jewish nation in war. He marched into the holy city of Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. For six long years Antiochus’ army raped, pillaged and decimated the Jewish nation both spiritually and physically.A small …

Chanukah: Why Is Our Light Different From All Other Lights?

November 2, 2005 – 3:44 am | 2,018 views
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Simple Lights
Have you ever noticed that seasonal lights are more glamorous then the Chanukah lights? Have you ever noticed that seasonal lights come adorned with trees, gifts and a kaleidoscope of color while our lights are simple and undecorated? Have you ever noticed that ironically (or maybe by Divine Providence) …